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1st tropical depression of Pacific season forms

1st tropical depression of eastern Pacific season forms; not expected to threaten land By The Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) ' The first tropical depression of the season has formed over the eastern Pacific Ocean, but it was not a threat to land.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Monday that the system was far from the coast, about 645 miles (1038 kilometers) south of Manzanillo, Mexico.

Forecasters say it could get stronger in the next day or so and may become a tropical storm before it starts weakening.

The depression was moving west, away from land, at about 5 mph (8 kph). Maximum sustained winds were at 35 mph (56 kph).

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